Mental Health Counseling Services

Support to help you keep life in balance

Maintaining a healthy mental outlook is a critical part of living a healthy, balanced life. Recovering Hope’s mental health professionals are specially trained to serve children, adolescents and adults dealing with issues related to daily living. Individual and family mental health therapy is designed to address the physical, social and emotional symptoms related to everyday challenges including trauma, marital conflicts, grief and loss, job changes, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and depression.


Mental health services overview

Recovering Hope clinical therapists adhere to professional licensures and mental health codes of ethics. In addition, Recovering Hope therapists are trained to provide evidence-based treatment in an effort to ensure each patient receives the proper therapy required to address their treatment goals. Click to learn more about the specific qualifications of the Recovering Hope mental health therapy staff

Specific service offerings are described below:

Diagnostic assessment
  • Often, counselors conduct a diagnostic assessment during the first therapy session to collect important information to inform development of treatment goals.
  • A diagnostic assessment is comprised of a semi-formal interview that reviews your background information and presenting mental health concerns to determine any mental health diagnoses. The assessment length averages 1.5 hours.
Individual therapy
  • Recovering Hope employs therapists trained to provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults and diverse populations including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC.
  • Individual therapy is the most common form of mental health therapy. On average clients meet with their therapist one to two times per week.
  • Clients can explore a wide range of mental health problems with their counselor including relationship distress, emotional challenges, self-exploration, or sexual dissatisfaction.
  • Clients collaborate with their therapist to identify treatment goals during the individual therapy process.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
  • Recovering Hope has specially trained EMDR staff to assist individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
  • EMDR is a type of therapy designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories through the use of eye movement and reprocessing (talking) through the traumatic events.
  • EMDR therapy typically takes place one time per week and is recommended for use concurrently with individual therapy.
Family therapy
  • Family therapy includes the client and another family member or caregiver whose participation is important to accomplish the client’s treatment goals.
  • Family members may include, but are not limited to parents, children, spouses, committed partners, former spouses, an individual related by blood or adoption, or individuals who are presently residing together as a family unit.
Couples therapy
  • Also referred to as marriage counseling, couples therapy helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.
  • Recovering Hope provides medication management services to individuals ages 12 and older. These services can be provided through an online platform or at RHTC.
Telehealth counseling
  • Online platforms may be used to accommodate the mental health services available to you.
  • Telehealth sessions provide convenience of location, time and accessibility to ensure continuity of care.
  • Internet accessibility or connectivity and lack of a quiet and private space or location to conduct the session must be considered prior to choosing the telehealth option.
  • To accommodate telehealth limitations (e.g. internet accessibility/connectivity, confidentiality), the therapist will, at the start of each telehealth therapy session, remind their client of limits to confidentiality and internet accessibility. The counselor also will confirm the client’s specific location so they can contact emergency services near the client’s location if an immediate crisis or life-threatening situation occurs during the telehealth session.



Getting started

We’re here to help. Call to schedule an appointment. 1-844-314 HOPE

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please contact our mental health team at:
Phone: 844-314-HOPE
Fax: 651-323-2558

Intake Forms
Download Adult History Questionnaire PDF


Payment options

Recovering Hope accepts most forms of insurance including Behavior Health Funding (BHF, formerly known as CCDTF) medical assistance, and commercial health insurance plans. Recovering Hope is contracted with the following health insurance providers:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Partners
  • Itasca Medical Care
  • Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP)
  • Preferred One
  • Prime West
  • South Country Health Alliance (SCHA)
  • UCare
  • Medical Assistance (MA)

Recovering Hope also offers self-pay options to accommodate individuals who do not have insurance, are out of network, or would prefer to not use their insurance.


Mental Health Staff Expertise

Recovering Hope employs a broad range of highly trained mental health professionals to meet the diverse needs of children, adolescents and adults in its care. Following is an explanation of the expertise and professional certifications held by Recovering Hope’s professional staff.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Holds a master’s degree in psychology and has completed licensing requirements to become an independent licensed provider, which includes 4,000 supervised post-graduate hours and successful completion of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE).

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Holds a master’s degree and has specialized training with at least two years or 3,000 clinical hours of supervised practice by a marriage and family therapist. Upon completion of supervised hours, a therapist must also pass a state licensing exam or the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board’s national MFT exam.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Holds a master’s license and has completed 4,000 hours of clinical supervised practice by a board approved supervisor. In addition, they have successfully passed the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) clinical examination.

Licensed Psychologist (LP)
Holds a doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally accredited institution and has successfully completed the National Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and the Minnesota Professional Responsibility Exam (PRE). Also must have completed one full year of postdoctoral supervised psychology employment.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Certified advanced practice nurses who administer to the mental health needs of individuals. Holds a master’s degree in nursing specializing in psychiatric healthcare, a current Registered Nurse (RN) license and certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Nursing professionals who wish to further specialize may choose from programs in child, adolescent, gerontological, substance use or forensic psychiatry. Some NPs go on to earn a doctoral degree within their specialty, though this is not a requirement.

At a Glance

  • Mora, Minnesota
Clients Served
  • Adults, adolescents and children
  • Diverse populations including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC
Services (for Adults)
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Individual therapy
  • Animal assisted therapy (AAT)
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Medication management via Telepsychiatry
  • Telehealth sessions
Services (for Adolescents)
  • Assessments (Ages 12 years+)
  • Psychiatric Telehealth
  • Individual Therapy
Services (for Children)
  • DC: 0-5 assessments
  • Play Therapy/Individual Therapy

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Meet the Staff


Melissa Handt, MSW, LGSW

Clinical Therapist

Melissa received her BA in Psychology from South Dakota State University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of New England. Melissa is licensed as a Licensed General Social Worker (LGSW) and working to be a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). Melissa has experience working on an inpatient mental health unit at a hospital, as a case manager, ARMHS worker, and Child Welfare social worker. Melissa completed her master’s internship here at RHTC and has returned as a Mental Health Therapist. Melissa works from a client centered perspective in therapy, allowing clients to drive the therapeutic process as she assists in navigating from the passenger seat. Outside of work Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, and crafting.


Angelica Stoltz, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Angelica is the Nurse Practitioner at Recovering Hope Treatment Center in Mora, Minnesota. Angelica has over five years of experience providing services to families and individuals in the field of behavioral health and addiction. Angelica is licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Minnesota and obtained a Master degree in Science of Nursing. Interests include psychiatry, cultural research, ethics, and LGBTQ+ issues.

Immediate openings for residential, outpatient and telehealth substance use services. Call to inquire today. 844-314-HOPE!